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Jul 28, 2011 5:30pm PDT
based on our withdrawal from iraq and afghanistan. that's just not real. but i believe the result of negotiations with speaker boehner, senator mcconnell and senator reid they could arrive at a conclusion because the major objection that a lot of us had was we don't want to increase taxes. the majority leader reid has already made that concession in his proposal. >> schieffer: senator, the thing that i wonder about is i think the congressional leaders on both sides are ready to make a deal but what i wonder about is can the followers go along with the leaders or will the congress stumble into some kind of default here despite the best intentions of the leaders on both sides? >> i believe they can and will. how soon is... i'm not clear on. it may require some kind of a warning shot. for example, watch the markets tomorrow, the financial markets around the world. i believe that the american people have very different views about what we're in, but the major view is disdain and even larger than that is that they want us to sit down and agree to something because they don't want this
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Jul 4, 2011 4:00am PDT
. whit johnson, cbs news, the white house. >>> meanwhile three u.s. senators are in afghanistan this morning, john mccain, joe lieberman and lindsey graham, they say they're worried president obama's plan to draw down u.s. troops could help the insurgents. joel brown is in washington on that. happy fourth of july, good morning to you. >> happy independence day to you. they say this is a perception problem. the senators believe too many afghans see president obama's plan for a drawdown see this as a sign the u.s. is quitting on afghanistan. they say that perception is a dangerous one. key senators are raising doubts about president obama's withdrawal plan for afghanistan. >> it is an unnecessary risk. >> i really do worry this may have undercut the momentum. i hope i'm wrong. >> reporter: in kabul sunday, republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham called the strategy too risky and say it could put both american troops and the plan in jeopardy. the plan calls for pulling out 10,000 troops by the end of this year with another 23,000 gone by the end of next summer. >> i hope that
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Jul 27, 2011 5:30pm PDT
tracks. mandy clark in kandahar, afghanistan's most dangerous city. she comes under attack while wearing a berka. >> reporter: another stone was just thrown at me-- ow! >> just today the city's mayor was assassinated in a brazen attack. cell phone safety: to all those minutes add up to health problems for kids? dr. jon lapook reports. and it's a place where wounded warriors learn to hope again. david martin on the closing of walter reed. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> schieffer: good evening, scott's off tonight. i'm bob schieffer. the fallout from washington's inability to find a solution to the budget crisis and raise the debt limit has, apparently, begun. on wall street, the stock market was down for the third day in a row. the dow fell more than 198 point today. for the week, it's down nearly 400 points, and it has lost close to $105 billion in value. some of the bond rating services are now saying that even if congress does reach an agreement on a budget plan, it may be too late to avoid lowering the rating on some american s
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Jul 8, 2011 5:30pm PDT
expected. >> i'm trying to get out of afghanistan of all places. that's where the money's at. >> i want to go, too. >> pelley: you're trying to go to afghanistan? what are you trying to do in afghanistan? >> rebuild. >> rebuild. >> you know, make a living. >> pelley: how many people think there are opportunities in afghanistan? >> oh, i know it. >> pelley: turns out their aerospace skills fit the war, and the war fits their special sense of duty. >> these people maintained, built and operated a human space flight program and produced for the american people, produced the crown jewel for the united states, and that's what we want to do. >> pelley: how many of you expected to retire in the space program? everybody. how many of you have dipped into your retirement savings at this point? so you're spending your future that you were socking away. >> well, i figure the day i wake up dead, i won't go to work. >> that's the bottom line. there's not going to be anything for me to retire on. >> pelley: difficult as the jobs picture is tonight, there was celebration this morning here at the kenned
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Jul 4, 2011 4:30am PDT
afghanistan today. how they're raising doubts about president obama's exit strategy in that company and more confusion about whether cell phones actually cause cancer. what new research found about the radiation risk. >>> and a child survives a ten story plunge from a balcony. the incredible way a stranger stepped in to save her. >>> travel forecast time if you must get out we've got sunny skies, clear conditions at sfo. 79 degrees there. just beautiful in the bay area. travel across the country you'll run into a few clouds but i think okay as we head in towards chicago. looking at 81, pretty comfortable there with partly cloudy skies. continuing on toward the eastern seaboard it's going to get hot in spots. new york looking at a temperature of 90 today and partly cloudy. more on your local weather coming right up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> welcome back. 4:48 now. three prominent senators in afghanistan today. their plan to meet with the president there. joel brown tells us each of the senators is expressing concerns about the white house's plan to draw down the troops. >> reporter: key senators
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Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
. it's the at&t network... and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. >>> in afghanistan this morning, at least 18 civilians died when a mini bus hit a roadside bomb in southern helmand province. it's just the latest in a surge of taliban violence increasingly targeting afghan politicians and civili civilians. seth doane reports. >> reporter: it was two years ago fausia kufa wrote this troubling message to her daughters. >> reporter: maybe today is the day i will die. >> reporter: her published farewell letter was written because as an outspoken member of parliament in afghanistan, kufi is a target of the taliban. >> right now i think the terrorist acts are the biggest threat for me and for others. for me more because i talk against them. >> reporter: her father was assassinated as were three of her brothers. you're willing to die for your job, for this country? >> we will die one day. i think the pride will be if you die paving the way for others, we're leaving something behind. if i'm afraid i will die and i don't do anything, who will take this country? >> reporter: ta
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Jul 15, 2011 5:30pm PDT
national cemetery, where the dead from iraq and afghanistan lie buried. nikki bunting brings her sons connor and cooper here every sunday. >> section 60 is very unique. it's not like any other cemetery you'll ever see. this specific section. there's so many young people, young kids so we kind of try to keep it a joyous place. >> reporter: her husband brian's headstone, like so many in section 60, marks a life cut short, a young family torn apart. but two-year-old cooper is proof life is stronger than death. i'm doing the math on cooper. explain that to me. >> he was our little r&r baby. he's the spitting image of my husband. it's really nice. >> reporter: brian was home on a so-called rest and recreation tour in february of 2009. shortly after he returned to afghanistan, he and three others were killed by a roadside bomber. >> at the time he was killed we didn't know that we were pregnant. so four days after i was notified of his death is when i found out that we were pregnant, so it was just such a miracle. it was the best news i could have ever received. >> reporter: cooper actually
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Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm PDT
major with the 82nd airborne. lopez just went back to afghanistan, his 6th combat tour. >> i know it's his job and he will be proud of me and i'm proud of him. we can support each other. >> reporter: that's so very hard. in fort brag families, deployed parents often miss birthdays, prom nights, graduations. about one third of this county's 3200 high school graduates come from military families. but this was one milestone no one in uniform had to miss. this year come borrowland county broadcast a on-line commencement of their high school. so when porsha jackson got her diploma, her entire family watched including her proud stepfather 7100 miles away in afghanistan. >> i just want to congratulate you and tell you how proud i am of you and i love you. >> reporter: in at least nine states high schools have invited deployed parents to watch graduation live on-line. at last a milestone moment no one in the family had to miss. mark strassmann, cbs news, fayetteville, north carolina >> mitchell: that is the cbs evening news. later on cbs, 48 hours mystery. thank you for joining us this evening
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Jul 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. the girls who won this year's google science fair and just how safe are the streets of afghanistan's capital. . those stories when the cbs news continues. and a i have copd. if you have it, you know how hard it can be to breathe and what that feels like. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms... ...by keeping my airways open... ...a full 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. and it's steroid-free. spiriva does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worsen with spiriva. discuss all medicines you take, even eye drops. stop taking spiriva and call your doctor right away if your breathing suddenly worsens,... ...your throat or tongue swells, you get hives, vision changes or eye pain,... ...or problems passing urine. other side effects include dry mouth and constipation. nothing can reverse copd. spiriva helps me breathe better. brea
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Jul 10, 2011 7:00pm PDT
to come back from afghanistan and from iraq, is this country prepared for that? >> i don't think so. >> safer: you are about to see a remarkable footnote to history, a film made more than 100 years ago on market street, san francisco's main thoroughfare. teddy roosevelt was president then. life expectancy was 47 years for men, 50 for women. san francisco closing in on its rendezvous with catastrophe. the odds are some of the people you see had just days to live. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm lesley stahl. >> i'm bob simon. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm byron pitts. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories and andy rooney tonight on "60 minutes." so where's the best place to be this summer? i'm gonna say leading the way with ford... it's only the best-selling brand in america. when you're cruising around town in a ford fusion... you're cruising in style... and on the highway... you're getting 33 miles per gallon. plus, ford fusion was ranked the most dependable among midsize cars by j.d. power and associates. so, when's the best time to get a great deal? that'd be right now. now during the ford
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Jul 12, 2011 4:00am PDT
afghanistan. ahmed wali karzai was shot dead inside his home in kandahar province according to a senior government official. it appears he was killed by a bodyguard. he has been head of the kandahar provincial council. he was also one of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. it's alleged that he played a prominent role in the afghanistan drug trade. >>> the united states has formally protested and sharply condemned yesterday's attack on the u.s. embassy in syria. the u.s. said about 300 protesters breached the embassy wall in damascus, chanting anti-american slogans before marine guards regained control. the mob broke windows and spray-painted embassy walls but there were no injuries. the u.s. ambassador's residence was also attacked. secretary of state hillary clinton said president bashar al assad is not serious about reform, and not indispensable. >> from our perspective, he has lost legitimacy, he has failed to deliver on the promises he's made. he has sought and accepted aid from the iranians as to how to repress his own people. >> the french embassy was also attacked. thr
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Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, he's 76 years old and treating american soldiers in afghanistan. mandy clark will have his story. >> this is the captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. nearly two months after her trial began the case of casey anthony is et is to be in the hands of the jury tomorrow. closing arguments took place today and anthony, a 25-year-old single mother accused of killing her two-year-old daughter three years ago could face the death penalty if convicted. cbs news "48 hours" mystery correspondent troy roberts has been covering the case and has the latest. >> reporter: for three years casey anthony has fought the notion that she killed her own child caylee. >> mama, papa. >> reporter: in 2008 caylee was a spirited two-year-old girl. then a missing person. and a murder victim. casey was her 22-year-old single mom who raised caylee with her grandparents cindy and george, all living together under one roof. but in june 2008 casey abruptly left home with caylee. the family did not see caylee for a month. >> i found out my gran
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Jul 14, 2011 5:30pm PDT
afghanistan, secret information about american satellites, plans for a new fighter plane are gone, vacuumed up in computer hacking apparently by hostile governments. the confirmation came today in a speech in washington by deputy secretary of defense william lynn. >> to date, malicious cyber activity has been directed at nearly every sector of our infrastructure and economy. our national security correspondent david martin has been investigating and hi managed to get the first television camera ever into the pentagon's command center that defends against computer attacks. david also spoke to deputy secretary lynn about the information that's been lost. >> reporter: the joint strike fighter is the pentagon's high- priced ticket to air superiority for the 21st century. except four months ago the designs for that and other sophisticated weapons were stolen from defense industry computers by hackers-- 24,000 files in all. >> designs of satellites, u.a.v.s-- unmanned aerial vehicles-- cutting-edge military technology. >> reporter: is somebody out there robbing us blind? >> there are a
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
afghanistan. which republicans are likely to argue are not true cuts. so, whose plan will prevail? boehner told his fellow house republicans, i think we can win this for the american people but that it's going to require some of you to make some sacrifices. if we stand together as a team, our leverage is maximized and they have to deal with us. that last comment was probably directed at the republican members who have said that they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances. speaker boehner will need their volts if he wants his legislation to win out in what is shaping up to be a partisan showdown. rebecca? >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you, nancy. if a deal does not happen, how does that affect most americans? joining us is roben farzad, senior writer for bloomberg news. what's the ripple effect on average americans if this thing doesn't happen? >> mostly psychological throughout the week. if people suddenly start perceiving that the unthinkable of, one, credit rating downgrade for the u.s. and, two, a technical default if we hit the august 2 debt ceiling ha
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Jul 13, 2011 4:00am PDT
medal of honor to an army ranger who served in afghanistan. in 2008 sergeant first class low rye petrie and his team were caught in a fire fight. he was shot in both legs and when a grenade landed next to him, he grabbed it but it exploded blowing off his right hand. his heroic acts saved the lives of two of his comrades. >> whenever you have a chance or opportunity to thank them, shake their hand, give them a pat on the back for the job they've done because they've earned it, that's the greatest reward any service member can get is a simple thank you. >> sergeant petrie is the second living active duty member from iraq or afghanistan to receive the nation's highest military award. >>> we'll have more of sergeant petrie's amazing story coming up on "the early show." i'm betty nguyen. this is the "cbs morning news." ♪ there's another way to minimize litter box odor: purina tidy cats. tidy cats premium line of litters now works harder to help neutralize odors in multiple-cat homes. and our improved formula also helps eliminate dust. so it's easier than ever to keep your house smelling j
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Jul 4, 2011 6:00am PDT
francisco later tonight. 6:07 your time. three u.s. senators in afghanistan today. the crucial meeting about plans to bring our troops back home. >>> plus six weeks of testimony and now wrapping up in the casey anthony trial. why the prosecution will have the final word on this 4th of july. >>> and an amazing story of survival. the quick action one woman took after seeing a child dangle from a tenth floor balcony. ,,,, sure, pulling the mold, mildew, and grime from out of the porous caverns of grout takes the right tools, but it also takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer. mmm. oh gosh. oh dear. big deal. you're delicious. so what. i've got news for you. there's no such thing... ...as a bear sheriff. you think i'm afraid of you? hey what? you don't have to be mean to the cake. i do. you don't. i do. just eat yoplait light. they have great flavors like... boston cream pie, raspberry cheesecake. even though i work
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Jul 12, 2011 6:00pm PDT
obama awarded the medal of honor to an afghanistan war veteran today. the army sergeant is the second living service member to be awarded the member for actions in iraq or offering. petrie, who was shot in both legs, picked up a live grenade that landed near his soldiers and tossed it back just as it detonated. >> what compels such courage? what leads a person to risk everything so that others might live? >> to be singled out is very humbling. i consider of one of our servicemembers serving here, abroad, we are heroes. >> sergeant petrie saved the lives of eight of his comrades but lost his right hand in the incident. >>> it started out as a bet but a u.s. marine will take a famous actress out on a date. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call my scott. i just want to take a moment out of my day to take you to the ball in november. >> you can call me scott. sergeant scott moore posted in afghanistan posted this video on youtube asking out mila kunis to be his date for the dance. and the friends with benefits stars said yes. her co-star justin timberlake pointed the video out to her
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Jul 10, 2011 5:30pm PDT
systems that were caused by bush tax cuts to wealthy, unpaid for wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: without finding some common ground the u.s. will default which will shake up the financial markets. >> nasty consequence, not just for the united states, but for the entire global economy. because the u.s. is such a big player. >> reporter: the white house says making a deal by the end of the week is crucial in order to meet that august 2nd deadline. now, should the nation reach that debt ceiling, the consequences could be devastating. it -- the brunt being felt by everything from businesses, wall street, financial markets would feel that, so would we, right down to individual households, all interest rates would go up, so it really would result in any sector of the economy. not anyone is talking about that being an actual outcome, that's the good news. >> let me ask you about that, all we hear publicly is how they are not compromising, are you hearing anything privately there is a sense of compromise down the road. >> we're sensing there is a true determination to come
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Jul 28, 2011 7:00am PDT
got married over the phone. she was in california and he was in afghanistan and we'll meet her in our next hour, this is "the early show" here on cbs. fleas and ticks, ks it repels most ticks before they can attach and snack on us. frontline plus kills but doesn't repel. any tick that isn't repelled or killed may attach and make a meal of us. [ male announcer ] ask your veterinarian about k9 advantix ii. excuse me? my grandfather was born in this village. [ automated voice speaks foreign language ] [ male announcer ] in here, everyone speaks the same language. ♪ in here, forklifts drive themselves. no, he doesn't have it. yeah, we'll look on that. [ male announcer ] in here, friends leave you messages written in the air. that's it right there. [ male announcer ] it's the at&t network. and what's possible in here is almost impossible to say. ♪ that comes from a leaf sweet surprise ♪rue love ♪ ♪ it's natural, guilt-free no artificiality ♪ ♪ it won't land on my hips or my thighs ♪ [ announcer ] truvia. honestly sweet. hey parents, it's going to be a see, i'm not just
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Jul 17, 2011 11:00pm PDT
when stationed in afghanistan. now she will not just lead marines but create them as well. >> at the end of the day we push them to be more than they ever thought they could be. >> that was russ mitchell reporting. paris island graduates 20,000 marines every year including all male recruits from east of the mississippi and all female recruits. >>> the boy who lived takes out "the dark knight." doing battle this weekend. what made the witches and wizards the clear favorite? shuttle flight are done packing their >>> i'm dennis o'donnell. coming up on "game day." phil mickelson's bid for the championship. >>> a local girl the next hope for the stars and stripes. we will be joined on the show by as second baseman weeks whose baseball history took roots in the negro league. "game day" is next. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, flight are done packing their gigantic suitcase. they spent today putting things into a cargo canister the size of a bus. it will . >>> astronauts on nasa's last shuttle flight are packing their suitcases. a cannister the size of a bus brought tons of foods and supplies returning
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Jul 27, 2011 4:00am PDT
official in afghanistan has been assassinated. a suicide bomber killed the mayor of kandahar in his office today. officials say he hid the explosive in his turban. two weeks ago a security guard killed the powerful half brother of president hamid karzai. >>> and back in this country, residents in parts of massachusetts and connecticut are cleaning up this morning following a series of strong storms. heavy rain with wind gusts as high as 60 miles per hour battered the area on tuesday. hundreds of trees and power poles were brought down, cutting electricity to thousands. one person was killed and several homes damaged. >> it took out our living room, our kitchen, bedroom, a deck and a swimming pool. >> deadly tornadoes struck the same area last month, causing millions of dollars in damage. >>> oregon congressman david wu is resigning over allegations he had an unwanted sexual encounter with an 18-year-old woman. wu says the encounter was consensual but will leave office after the resolution of a debt ceiling issue. he is the second democrat in the last six weeks to resign following a
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Jul 26, 2011 12:00pm PDT
bride is in placerville, the group in afghanistan. specialist randall blake is serving as a combat medic. but he and sarah brown decided they couldn't wait any longer to tie the knot. so they said their vows over the phone with sarah as the very romantic vital statistics -- -- at the very romantics vital statistics office. >> in sickness and in health? >> i do. >> i now pronounce you married. >> yeah. >> married? >> married. >> specialist blake will return in december to see his wife in person and the woman next to the bride is the mother of the groom and she was the power of attorney to make it happen. >> very good. guess the honeymoon is on hold. >> some kind of honeymoon in a few months. >> see you at 5:00. >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com
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Jul 9, 2011 1:35am PDT
means victorious died in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant was killed tuesday in a fire fight. he joined the marines straight out of westmont high school in campbell. he later joined the army and served 16 years in the military. friends say he was due home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. >>> despite a forecast that called for rain and thick clouds, four astronauts blasted into space on the last flight for a shuttle mission. >> two, one, zero, and liftoff. the final liftoff of atlantis. >> the crew is delivering a year's worth of supplies to the international space station and then will haul away as much trash as it can. the crowd watching the historic flight at cape canaveral was estimated at nearly a million people. >> i didn't realize that it would be so bright, so powerful, so overwelming. the sound and the sight itself very, very empowering. >> once atlantis returns in 12 days, thousands of workers in the shuttle program will be layed off. it will be at least three years before astronauts are launched again from u.s. soil. >>> the unemployment rate has g
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Jul 7, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. the families of british soldiers killed in afghanistan and iraq discovered they were on the list, too. >> if these actions are proved to have been verified, i'm appalled. i'm... i find it quite disgusting. >> reporter: all over the country, military families are now wondering if the "news of the world" had been snooping on them, too. tony phillipson, whose 29-year- old son james died in afghanistan in 2006, is convinced that reporters hacked into his dead son's email account. that was taken in afghanistan? he's now demanding the answer to the question everyone in britain is asking. >> what on earth did they expect to find? it's unbelievable. i can't rationalize it. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: all the anguish and the outrage is pushing authorities to act. we've just heard that andy coleson, who's the former editor of "the news of the world" and also, until recently, communications advisor to britain's prime minister, has been told by the police that he's going to be arrested tomorrow. scott? >> pelley: thanks, liz. with the d-day for default less than four weeks away, presi
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Jul 4, 2011 5:30pm PDT
one with the top u.s. commander in afghanistan on the future of the war and the decision to begin pulling out. the man accused of the worst war crimes in europe since the nazis shows nothing but contempt for justice. mark phillips has the pictures from the court. and on this fourth of july as the space shuttle program nears an end, jim axelrod asks "what happened to the flags on the moon?" >> it's beautiful. >> pelley: do those star spangled banners yet wave? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, chantix is the most popular anti-smoking drug on the market with annual sales of nearly $800 million. but a study out today raises new safety questions about it. chantix has already been linked to an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and now to a higher risk of heart disease. we asked dr. jon lapook to tell us what we need to know about these new findings. >> reporter: today's study is worrisome news for the more than seven million americans who have taken chantix. a new analysis links the pill to a 72% increase in the ris
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Jul 22, 2011 5:30pm PDT
would be targeted for supporting the u.s. war in afghanistan. then after a norwegian newspaper reprinted cartoons of the prophet mohammed in 2006, once again al qaeda called for revenge. then last july, three alleged al qaeda operatives were arrested inside norway for plotting to hit targets there. but i have to say, there have been no claims of responsibility. u.s. officials say right now there's no solid evidence this is al qaeda. there's a wide field of suspects, including political radicals. >> schieffer: okay. well, thank you very much, bob. bob orr in washington. well, yes, it is july, and it's supposed to be hot in july. but it's hard to remember it being this hot. today the east coast got a full dose of the heat wave that's blamed for 34 deaths nationwide. in new york and atlantic city, the temperature actually hit 104. baltimore and washington saw 105, and it felt a lot hotter. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: in the last week, 1,472 temperature records have been set or tied across the country. newark, new jersey, hit 108 degrees-- the highest temperature ever recorded
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Jul 31, 2011 8:30am PDT
minute too soon. wall street suffered its worst week of the year and troops in afghanistan were told they might not get paid. >> the country is in crisis. this is not a time for politics as usual. >> but for the first time in weeks, there was real optimism, a deal may get done. >> i'm confident and optimistic that we're going to get an agreement in the very near future and resolve this crisis in the best interests of the american people. >> schieffer: mcconnell should know he's the top senate negotiator on the republican side. and he'll join us this morning along with a top democratic leader, senator chuck schumer. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again and welcome to "face the nation." well, here's what it looks like is taking shape, a deal that would extend the debt limit through 2012 and would cut up to $3 trillion in spending over the next ten years. first wave of cuts would total $1 trillion an
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Jul 30, 2011 7:00am PDT
, acknowledged the uncertainty with a visit to troops in afghanistan. he has confidence that even if there is some sort of delay, everyone will get their back checks. >> closer to home, drivers on the bay bridge need to slow down, that's prompted new chp patrols. and we have more on how the spike was discovered. when you can expect more officers on duty. >> pull on to the curve and it is a median. >> the s-curve is starting. you can see the signs. you can feel the rumble that are going over. >> a barrage of speed deterrents from the lights to the signs. >> it is information overload when you get on the bridge, something they will not see are sensors. they have been there a couple of years and the data shows the drivers hit the curve on off peak hours are speeding up. >> we found the sensors that has been put up showed an increase 160 miles per hour. >> reporter: there was a time after this 2009 semi crash off the newly built s-curve that they were taking it with caution. tease days... >> people tend to drive faster than the speed limit. and chp does not stop you unless you are going above the
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Jul 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
troops have left afghanistan or be in support roles. >>> yesterday's handover took place in helmand province. cbs news correspondent mandy clark was there for the changing of the guard. >> reporter: helmand province has been the deadliest battleground in afghanistan. nearly half of all coalition deaths have happened here. president obama's surge focused on turning that around. the province's capital saw troop movement of a different kind. with the official handover to afghan forces. one sign of how fragile the security situation is. the ceremony was not announced in advance. out of fear the taliban would strike. the new commander of coalition forces in afghanistan acknowledged the heavy price american and british troops paid for the progress made here. >> there are some voices that are raised to question whether this sacrifice has been worth it. those of us who wear this uniform have one answer -- yes! >> reporter: it was certainly a proud moment for the afghans as the defense minister inspected his troops. the handover of power from coalition to afghan forces has been done with pom
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Jul 10, 2011 6:00am PDT
aggressively. on his first visit to afghanistan as secretary of defense leon panetta said yesterday that the defeat of al qaeda is within reach. panetta says eliminating as few as ten of the terrorists' top figures could cripple its ability to strike. citizens of the world's newest nation, the republic of south sudan celebrated their independence yesterday. the u.s. delegation to the festivities included former secretary of state colin powell who helped broker the end of sudan's civil war in 2005. the search for seven missing americans goes on this morning off the coast of baja california. they were on a boat that capsized last week in the sea of cortez. the mexican navy says the men may be on one of the area's barrier islands. in sports, the wait is over. more than 50,000 fans in new york's yankee stadium enjoyed an "i was there" moment yesterday when derek jeter stroked his,000th career hit. >> announcer: deep to left field. >> osgood: a home run over the left field wall. jeter is the 28th player in major league baseball history to reach the 3,000 hit mark and the first to hit all 3,00
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Jul 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
fight what he called an unjust war in afghanistan. >> i refuse to go to afghanistan because it was against my islamic conditions. >> reporter: he accused the army trumping up charges he possessed child pornography and three weeks ago awol from ft. campbell, kentucky. on tuesday his anger took a more ominous turn when he went to a gun shop in texas and bought six pounds of gun powder and asked a strange question. >> what is smokeless powder? if you don't know what it is, why would you buy six pounds of it. >> reporter: police arrested abdo at this nearby hotel with gun powder, a pressure cooker, batteries, clocks, semiautomatic handgun and more than 100 rounds of ammunition. sources say abdo has told investigators he wanted to attack soldiers from nearby ft. hood, perhaps by bombing a restaurant outside the base. abdo explained he was, quote, seeking revenge for what the army did to me. abdo's alleged plot comes less than two years after a shooting spree at ft. hood left 13 people dead. the accused gunman nidal hasan who is waiting trial. investigators see no signs of a broader plot
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Jul 6, 2011 5:30pm PDT
against u.s. troops in afghanistan. two sources tell us that he was killed last month in pakistan by a u.s. drone. one official said to us today, "we know we got him this time." at the white house today, the president said he will begin sending condolence letters to families of troops who commit suicide in a war zone. troops who die in combat have always received this honor. but for generations, suicide victims have not been acknowledged by the president. the white house has been reviewing this policy, but mr. obama took action one week after elaine quijano first reported this story on our broadcast. elaine? >> reporter: well, scott, the president says he made the change to the condolence letter policy to remove the stigma associated with one of the unseen wounds of war-- suicide. in a written statement, the president said: the group iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, which has been advocating for more mental health programs for veterans, called the president's action long overdue. >> while we think this is a positive first step, i think a lot more needs to be done, that the whi
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Jul 8, 2011 6:00pm PDT
bay soldier who prayed before each mission has died in afghanistan. 36-year-old army sergeant nick can for amper iv was killed. he joined the marines out of westmont high school in campbell and joined the army. served 16 years in the military. friends say he was supposed to come home in a few months. he leaves behind a wife and two sons. >>> nearly a week after a tragic fishing accident off the coast of mexico, more survivors are returning home to the bay area. joe vazquez has more of their dramatic stories. >> reporter: the stories are filled with emotion, exhaustion, and serious accusations about how the captain and crew conducted themselves as the ship was sinking. >> it was pretty tough. >> reporter: survivor lee ikegami is back from mexico but after all he has been through, he had to endure one more patch of bad luck. he had to take a greyhound bus home from the border because he had to ditch the pickup belonging to fellow fisherman leslie yee who died. >> halfway home the truck broke down that we were driving. we had to drive the truck off. it was like never ending. >> report
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00am PDT
his story this morning. an army man who received the medal of honor to save soldiers in afghanistan. just the second living recipient. to call him a hero is an understatement. he has an incredible story. embarking on his 8th tour of duty. so quite a guy. >> quite a guy. i know this is off topic, great cameo on the good wife. >> loved t my mom i think was the most excited. [ laughter ] >> they always are. [ laughter ] >> always. thank you for joining us today, erica hill. stay tuned for "the early show" that starts at 7:00. >>> 6:53. college students get another rate hike as the campus president gets a huge raise. >> and a pooch playground in the east bay draws howls. why some pet owners are snapping and snarling over all these proposed plans. ,, >>> closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original. ,,,, beth! hi. looking good! you've lost some weight. thanks! you noticed! you know these clothes are too big now, so i'm donating them. not going back there again. good for you! how'd you do it? eating right, whole grain. whole gra
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Jul 28, 2011 6:00pm PDT
credit card bill if washington miss the deadline? >>> they have flown missions over afghanistan, taken part in war games in malaysia. so why is one california neighborhood being called too tough for the navy? >>> and atv for the monster of the sea. hard to miss but almost impossible to find. how you can help scientists make some history. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, tonight in washington d- >>> and our top story at 6:30, the drama playing out tonight in washington, d.c. even now they are on standby to possibly vote on one plan to raise the debt limit. that vote in the house is on hold. the republican speaker is still trying to round up enough votes. jay dow is on capitol hill with more. yes or no are they going to vote tonight? >> reporter: we just don't know, dana. good evening to you. and we have no official confirmation if the delay in voting on speaker boehner's plan is the result of some kind of political play to push this vote back closer to an august 2 deadline and therefore pressure democrats or if this is because of a lack of republican support for the bill. in any case, republ
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Jul 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of the system that can be deployed in the field for use in casualties in both iraq and afghanistan. >> reporter: dr. kim mulvihill, cbs 5 healthwatch. >>> a controversial ad campaign for milk is yanked in california just 10 days after it first appeared. the ads poked fun at pms and how men suffer along with women. they also claim milk can help treat the symptoms. some women's groups slammed the ads as sexist. state's milk board pulled the plug. >>> president obama says he has been left at the altar. >> they are going to have to explain to me how it is that we are going to avoid default. >> the house speaker walks out of debt talks. what happens next and why the gridlock could save you money on your vacation. >>> did you hear anything? did they catch you? >> a new kind of witness protection. how it's helping bay area police crack some of the toughest cases. >>> zapped before it even gets to the tap. what bay area drinking water is now being exposed to for the first time. ,,,, i know you're worried about making your savings last and having enough income when you retire. that's why i'
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Jul 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
murdock and his son with scheduled to be questioned by parliament tomorrow. >>> in eastern afghanistan, nato officials say a bomb killed three service members. meantime in kabul today, general david petraeus turned over his command of american and coalition forces in afghanistan to general john allen. petraeus will now lead the cia. >>> and nelson mandela is 93 years old today. this morning millions of schoolchildren around the country sang a >>> this morning casey anthony is out of jail and out of the public eye. her lawyer says she's trying to put all the pieces of her life back together. we just don't know where. as cbs' karen brown reports. >> reporter: casey anthony hasn't been spotted since this photo p of her was snapped early sunday. anthony's civil attorney, charles greene, says his client is an emotional mess. >> i think miss anthony right now is happy. she's sad. she's anxious. she's optimistic. she's worried. she's scared. she's uncertain. >> reporter: greene met with anthony several times leading up to her release. >> we probably both like each other. i found her as other
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Jul 12, 2011 7:00am PDT
biggest suks ever. mandy clark, cbs news, kandahar, afghanistan. >> mandy clark in canada half, afghanistan, thank you very much. >>> in london this morning, wiki leaks founder julian assange in a hearing. he is appealing he should be sent back to sweden to answer questions about two rape charges. he worried sweden might send him to the u.s. over the release of classified documents. >>> texas baseball fan who fell to his death last week has been laid to rest. hundreds tourned out for the funeral of shannon stone who was a husband, firefighter and at a rangers game last week he reached for a ball and lost his balance and fell. >>> in phoenix, upper right hand corner of your screen here, watch. a guy dangling off a railing. he had been standing at a table during the derby trying to catch a ball. not smart. almost went over. luckily, his brother and others were there to pull him to safety. pretty incredible pictures. >>> by the way, that's where the home run derby, a special moment lasted night. a family affair for robinson cano with his father pitching to him, cano blasted 32 hom
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Jul 9, 2011 5:00am PDT
off. good morning to you at home. two u.s. toldiers were killed in afghanistan this morning after they were shot by an afghan intelligence agency. the americans were part of a nato reconstruction team in a province 60 miles north of kabul the capital. the afghan agent reportedly got into the argument with the soldiers as the convoy passed their house. >>> astronauts aboard the space shuttle "atlantis" will spend their first day checking the shuttle's heat shields from liftoff. good morning, mark. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine the shuttle as a museum piece but after this mission that's exactly what it's going to become after one last trip to resupply the space station. with one final startling burst of power, "atlantis" reached for the heavens and history. >> from the shoulders of space shuttle, america will continue the dream. >> reporter: the last launch for the shuttle, the last space coast spectacular. chris bell's family was awed. >> i know how much enjoyment, how much excitement i got just seeing it launch on television and going to space camp and being a part growing up of th
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am PDT
investigations are needed to determine the extent of the spill. >>> a search is under way in afghanistan for a missing british soldier. officials say he disappeared in the southern part of the country. the taliban claim that is they captured and executed an american soldier yesterday. that has not been verified. >>> new clashes in syria this morning, soldiers and tanks have moved into towns near the border with turkey and storm houses in hama as thousands people took part in prodemocracy demonstrations. at least six people were wounded in the latest military maneuver. >>> prosecutors in new york say they are not dropping the sexual assault case against dominique strauss-kahn. not yet, at least. he and his wife were mobbed by the media after they left their manhattan apartment on saturday. former head of the imf was released from house arrest after prosecutors said his accuser has a history of lying. >>> a poll conducted for this july 4th holiday shows a surprising number of americans know very little about it. just 58% of those surveyed knew america declared independence in 1776. 26% wer
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Jul 12, 2011 5:30pm PDT
afghanistan. mandy clark reports that president karzai's brother was gunned down. laid off on day one. cynthia bowers in a city so strapped it's firing cops as soon as they get their badge. and the first, first lady of the modern age, bill whitaker remembers betty ford who forever changed how america views the white house. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from washington. >> pelley: good evening. it was a striking thing, today, to hear the president of the united states say that he cannot guarantee the 27 million social security checks that you are due to be mailed august 3rd. august 3rd is the day after the government will default on its debts if democrats and republicans do not agree to increase the nation's borrowing limit. both sides say they won't raise the limit without a deal to massively cut the federal deficit. a u.s. default would shake the world economy. the stakes could not be higher. time is growing short. in our interview, president obama said the situation is dangerous. >> we met the president this morning at
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Jul 30, 2011 5:30pm PDT
security checks and veterans benefits. soldiers on the frontline in afghanistan asked the chairman of the joint chief of staffs if they will get their checks if the government defaults. president obama talked with mitch mcconnell and met with all sides to try to beat the clock and strike the deal. >> jessica, we heard earlier on they needed about a week after the deal was passed so they could get it to the president's desk for signature. if they get a deal in the next day or on monday, do they still have time to get this signed and so we avoid this default? >> well, there certainly are still procedural things that would have to happen before they do so but at this point every person i've talk to says if they have a deal in hand they will make it happen. no one here in washington wants to see the nation default on its debt, ann. >> we are talking about talks at the white house. we have heard about those talks before. what do you know about those? any progress being made? >> reporter: it doesn't appear so. there were about 90 minutes this afternoon at the white house with nancy pelosi, sena
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Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm PDT
iraq and afghanistan. >> how long were they in ? >> in a matter of months. >> that p must have been a wakeup call. >> it was. it led us to the creation of the cyber command to organize our defenses. can't be a pickup game. >> cyber command is located inside the headquarters. cbs news got an exclusive look at the new commands operation center. >> there was a war going on out there in cyber space and this is its nerve center. cyber space is just like air, land, and sea. one more theater in which the u.s. military has to fight. there's been very few weapons, probably no weapons in the history of warfare developed and not used. >> only states like china and russia have the capability to launch a cyber attack. but once the terrorist group with no stake in the world economy gets it, the u.s. will be facing the threat of an attack from cyber space by a weapon of mass destruction. cbs news at cyber command headquarters, fort mead, maryland. >> weather head quarters has been busy today. >> last summer was one of the coolest summers, this summer is getting a run for its money. it didn't stop th
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Jul 18, 2011 4:00am PDT
daughter chelsea was there, u.s. troops were watching from afghanistan. both team's top scorers traded goals in overtime, abby wambach for the united states, amari sawa for japan. 2-2. the title came down to penalty kicks just as it did 12 years ago when america raised the cup in california. this time no magic, the u.s. women missed their three kicks, japan took the shoot-out 3-1, the first time an asian nation won the women's world cup. the u.s. gets another chance in four years. tony guidas, cbs news, new york. >>> coming up later on "the early show" the latest on the hacking scandal in england as media mogul rupert murdoch gets ready to be grilled by parliament. >>> plus what's next for casey anthony, will she cash in on her fame? >>> the wonderful smells of bacon, bread and chocolate, what grocery stores are doing to get you to spend more money. that and more on "the early show." >>> that will do it for the monday edition of the "cbs morning news." i'm terrell brown. take care, everybody. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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Jul 14, 2011 4:00am PDT
mutilated his body. so far there is no motive. >>> in afghanistan there's been an explosion at a memorial after the after for the slain brother of hamid karzai. the government says a senior cleric was killed and 11 others wounded. ahmed wali karzai, a powerful political presence in kandahar, was killed this week at home by an associate. president hamid karzai was not at today's service. >>> indian officials say they have no leads in yesterday's deadly bombing in mumbai. three bombs exploded during rush hour killing at least 17 and wounded 131 people. police say there was no warning and no group has claimed responsibility for that. in 2008, terrorists killed 166 people during a siege that lasted several days. >>> u.s. lawmakers have asked the attorney general to investigate rupert murdoch. they want to know if murdoch's company broke any u.s. laws for allegedly bribing police in the phone hacking scandal that forced murdoch to close his largest paper. mean dock pulled the plug on a it is 12 billion business deal. elizabeth palmer has more. >> reporter: it's a sight many people tho
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Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
summer plans take them. it pays to switch, it pays to discover. >>> in southern afghanistan officials say insurgents hanged an 8-year-old boy on friday. he was kidnapped the week before. his captors demanded his father, a police officer, give them a police vehicle. but he refused. >>> and security transition from nato to afghan troops is under way. the next province in line includes capital of kabul. seth doane took a look at the streets. >> reporter: in kabul, even when danger isn't apparent, reminders of it are everywhere. many westerners like us work in guarded compounds, walled off from the bustling streets of the capital. we're told not to spend more than 10 or 15 minutes, for instance, in a market like this one, because we just attract too much attention. the fear, of course, is car bombs or kidnappers. baking in an oven, abdul tells us, safety is always on his mind. what do you worry about? i'm worried about the explosions, he says. suicide bombers are killing a lot of innocent people. in fact, attacks against afghan civilians are up 15% in the last six months. with nearly 1500
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00pm PDT
they have flown missions over afghanistan taken part in war games in malaysia. why is one california neighborhood being called too tough for the navy? that and more
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am PDT
glor with a check of the news here. >> four nato service members killed in afghanistan this morning. three died during a roadside bombing in eastern afghanistan. the fourth during a separate nurnt attack. 200 troops have been killed in afghanistan this year. >>> in kabul, general karzai and general petraeus. an unannounced trip there. petraeus is leaving afghanistan to become director of the cia. the senate gets back to work today on talks to raise the debt limit. less than four weeks before the u.s. potentially defaults on its debts. ron johnson of wisconsin was asked if the two sides can agree on whether taxes should be raised. >> i sure think so. there's a growing group of, i think, senate republicans and house republicans that are willing to increase the debt ceiling as long as we actually fix the problem. >> delaware senator chris coons says he thinks an agreement can be reached. >> it's their refusal to consider any increase in revenue that has really stalled the talks so far. i'm hopeful we'll be able to move past that in this week's negotiation. >> an autopsy is scheduled fo
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Jul 26, 2011 4:00am PDT
lost a leg to a roadside bomb in afghanistan that also left him with traumatic brain injury. he was prone to angry outbursts until p2v paired him with titus. >> just his look gives me all the answers i want to calm me down. >> reporter: childers looked into getting a dog trained to work with the disabled. but was told it would take more than a year. anyway, he says that's not what he needed. >> i don't need a dog to grab my prosthetic leg. i don't need that. >> reporter: titus gives him what he does need. >> unconditional love, no judgment. >> reporter: the demand is never ending on both sides. >> 18 veterans commit suicide every day in this country and one animal that's put to sleep every eight seconds. >> reporter: dave sharpe puts the two together to save each other's lives. chip reid, cbs news, washington >> what a great program. >>> coming up later on "the early show," bob schieffer breaks down the stalled debt talks to see if congress can come up with a plan before the august 2nd deadline. >>> plus meet a 6-year-old girl from north carolina who barely survived a shark attack.
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Jul 7, 2011 7:00am PDT
day. now telephone numbers of families of soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan have been found in the files of an investigator working for news of the world. in the meantime, on today's anniversary of the terror attack on london's transit system, there are claims the paper also hacked into mobile phones of families of terror victims. the paper already is under fire for allegedly hacking into phone messages of a miss of teenager who was later found murdered. >>> a rare and diddley grizzly bear attack at yellowstone national park to tell you about. park officials say a man and wife hiking yesterday and surprised a female bear and her cubs. the bear mauled the man and he died. his wife survived with only cuts and bruises. >>> this is the first time that there has been a bear caused human fatality in yellowstone in 25 years. >> bears have killed two other people in the area around yellowstone in the last year or so. >>> finally, the picasso. this pencil drawing by picasso worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken tuesday from a san francisco gallery and look at this! here is
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